The relationship between philately and the Olympic Movement is explored. Host countries issue many commemorative stamps to help finance the Games, and participating countries and even non-participating countries commemorate the Games with their own stamps. In this way the ideals of the Olympic movement are conveyed through philately, namely the promotion of understanding among peoples of the world.
It is unfortunate that India Post has not yet announced stamps to
commemorate London 2012 Olympics. The philatelic community is still in doubt
whether any stamp will be issued by India Post to mark this biggest sports
India has also been issuing stamps on many such occasion from 1968
Olympic onwards. This act of India Post has been highly appreciated by the
philatelic fraternity world over and the stamps and other postal stuffs issued
/ released have made an impact. Many big sports persons have been honored.
In case India Post has not yet thought of this, it must act immediately
to keep its and our head high. It must think that this is the right time to
honor our Olympians in front of the world as stamps are considered as
ambassador of any country. Moreover, we will be honoring our sports
Let me remind the think tank of India post will come out with a strange
but beautiful set of stamps to mark this occasion along with other related
As an Olympic philatelist I requested to join hands and make all
possible efforts to pursue India Post for a beautiful set of stamps to mark